Decade of deception (United States)

The president of a US university has disclosed that employees at the institution had for around a decade released false data that had been used to determine college rankings. James Wagner, head of Emory University in Atlanta, said the perpetrators no longer worked at the institution, CNN reported. In a post on its website, the university states that from 2000, rather than reporting test scores for students enrolled at the university, it had also included data for those offered places who had decided to study elsewhere. It had also neglected to include information regarding the bottom 10 per cent of students. Emory adds that the misreporting pertained only to its undergraduates, not to those on its graduate and professional degree programmes.

Source: Times Higher Education